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Eric Thames (knee) back in the Brewers' lineup on Tuesday

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman/outfielder Eric Thames (knee) is back in the lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Thames sat out the last three games with a sore knee but is back in action on Tuesday, batting sixth and starting in right field. Ryan Braun heads to the bench to make room for Thames against the Cincinnati Reds.

Our models project Thames for 11.4 FanDuel points on Tuesday.

Ehire Adrianza on Twins' bench against White Sox

Minnesota Twins infielder Ehire Adrianza is out of Tuesday's lineup versus the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Adrianza went 2-for-4 and drove in a run during Monday's loss to the White Sox. He will be replaced at second base by Logan Forsythe on Tuesday.

Adrianza is averaging 6.5 FanDuel points in 86 games this season. numberFire's models project him to hit .247 with 2 homers, 9 RBI, 2 steals, and 11 runs scored over the rest of the year.

Chris Iannetta starting for Rockies on Tuesday

Colorado Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta is in the starting lineup, batting eighth against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Iannetta will get the start at catcher with Tony Wolters headed to the bench.

Our models project Iannetta for 9.5 FanDuel points at the cost of $3200 on Tuesday.

Tony Wolters not in Rockies' Tuesday lineup

Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters is out of the starting lineup on Tuesday against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Wolters will sit tonight with Chris Iannetta taking over behind the plate.

Our models project Wolters to hit .209 in 49 more plate appearances.

Orlando Arcia is in the Brewers' lineup on Tuesday

Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia is in the lineup, batting eighth versus the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Arcia is back at shortstop following a day off on Monday. He replaces Jonathan Schoop in Game 2 of the series with the Reds.

Our models project Arcia for 8.5 FanDuel points on Tuesday.

Steven Souza batting fifth for D-Backs on Tuesday

Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Steven Souza is batting fifth against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Souza enters the lineup with Jon Jay sitting out.

Our models project Souza for 9.0 FanDuel points at a salary of $3,100 on Tuesday.

Jon Jay out of Arizona's starting lineup on Tuesday

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jon Jay is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Jay will head to the bench to make way for Steven Souza in this contest.

Our models project Jay to bat .283 with 1 home run, 18 runs, 11 RBI, and 4 stolen bases in 139 more plate appearances this year.

Ryan McMahon out of Rockies' Tuesday lineup

Colorado Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon is out of the starting lineup against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.

What It Means:

McMahon will get the day off while Ian Desmond starts at first base.

Our models project McMahon to hit .238 with 1 home run, 5 RBI, and 5 runs in 48 more plate appearances.

Ryan Braun absent from Milwaukee's Tuesday lineup

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is not in the lineup on Tuesday night.

What It Means:

Braun takes a seat on the bench with Eric Thames back in the lineup, and outfield against the Cincinnati Reds.

Braun is slashing .251/.303/.455 with a .323 wOBA and 14 homers this season.

Dilson Herrera starting for Reds on Tuesday

Cincinnati Reds infielder Dilson Herrera is in the lineup on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Herrera will start at third base and bat seventh in the order against Junior Guerra.

Our models project Herrera for 7.4 FanDuel points in 4.12 plate appearances.

Jonathan Schoop not in the Brewers' Tuesday lineup

Milwaukee Brewers infielder Jonathan Schoop is not in the lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Schoop heads to the bench with Orlando Arcia getting the nod at shortstop versus the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday.

Schoop is batting .233 with 17 homers and a .290 wOBA in 420 plate appearances with the Brewers and Baltimore Orioles this season.

Eric Kratz starting at catcher on Tuesday for Milwaukee

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz is in the lineup, batting seventh on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Kratz starts behind the plate against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday with Manny Pina getting the night off.

Our models project Kratz for 7.8 FanDuel points on Tuesday.

Logan Forsythe back for Twins after one-game absence

Minnesota Twins second baseman Logan Forsythe is starting on Tuesday versus the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Forsythe will replace Ehire Adrianza on second base and bat sixth versus White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech after a one-game reprieve.

numberFire's models project Forsythe to score 10.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,900 on Tuesday.

Carlos Gonzalez starting for Rockies on Tuesday

Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is in the lineup, batting fifth against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Gonzalez will start in right field tonight with David Dahl moving to left field and Gerardo Parra heading to the bench.

Our models project Gonzalez for 11.6 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,800 on Tuesday.

Wilmer Difo draws start for Washington on Tuesday

Washington Nationals infielder Wilmer Difo is starting in Tuesday's series opener versus the Philadelphia Phillies.

What It Means:

This will be Difo's first start in over two weeks. He will replace Daniel Murphy, who was traded to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, at second base and work out of the nine-hole versus Phillies right-hander Vince Velasquez.

numberFire's models project Difo to score 6.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,000 on Tuesday.

Tommy Pham batting out of Tampa Bay's two-hole Tuesday

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Tommy Pham is hitting second against right-hander Glenn Sparkman and the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Pham will move up to the two-hole after coming up hitless in four straight games.

numberFire's models project Pham to score 11.6 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,900 on Tuesday.

Matt Duffy sitting for Tampa Bay versus Royals

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy is out of Tuesday's lineup versus the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Duffy will move to the bench while Joey Wendle covers the hot corner and Brandon Lowe makes the start at second base.

Duffy is averaging 8.2 FanDuel points per game this season. numberFire's models project him to hit .276 with 2 homers, 11 RBI, 4 steals, and 17 runs scored over the rest of the year.

Manny Pina heads to the Brewers' bench on Tuesday

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina is not in the lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Pina gets the night off with Erik Kratz starting behind the plate on Tuesday night.

Pina has averaged 7.1 FanDuel points per game while batting .246 with a .296 wOBA in 277 plate appearances this year.

Ian Desmond batting sixth for Rockies on Tuesday

Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond is in the lineup, batting sixth against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Desmond will start at first base with Ryan McMahon heading to the bench.

Our models project Desmond for 10.5 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,400 on Tuesday.

Ji-Man Choi out of Rays' lineup on Tuesday

Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Ji-Man Choi is out of Tuesday's starting lineup versus the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

C.J. Cron will relieve Choi of DH duties on Tuesday. He's hit safely in eight straight games.

Choi is averaging 8.0 FanDuel points per game this season. numberFire's models project him to hit .242 with 2 homers and 5 RBI over the rest of the year.

Brandon Lowe in Rays' lineup versus Royals

Tampa Bay Rays second baseman/left fielder Brandon Lowe is starting on Tuesday versus the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Lowe will man second and bat eighth versus Royals right-hander Glenn Sparkman. Joey Wendle will move to the hot corner and Matt Duffy will be available off the bench.

numberFire's models project Lowe to score 5.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,100 on Tuesday.

Mason Williams in Reds' Tuesday lineup

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Mason Williams is starting on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Williams will get the nod in right field and bat fifth in the order against Junior Guerra.

Our models project Williams for 7.9 FanDuel points in 4.34 plate appearances.

Gerardo Parra sitting for Rockies on Tuesday

Colorado Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra is out of the lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Parra will get tonight off with Carlos Gonzalez starting in right field and David Dahl shifting over to left field.

Our models project Parra to hit .290 with 2 home runs, 12 RBI, and 13 runs in 109 more plate appearances.

C.J. Cron starting for Rays on Tuesday

Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter/first baseman C.J. Cron is starting on Tuesday versus the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Cron will handle DH duties and bat out of the cleanup spot versus Royals right-hander Glenn Sparkman. Ji-Man Choi will be available off the bench.

numberFire's models project Cron to score 10.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,100 on Tuesday.

Preston Tucker sitting for Cincinnati on Tuesday

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Preston Tucker is not in the lineup on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Tucker will be replaced in left field by Phillip Ervin against Junior Guerra.

Our models project Tucker for a .244 batting average in 44 plate appearances going forward.

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